Murugan, the proprietor of a coffee shop had been busy all day. Being Saturday, his shop was very crowded & the customers seemed unending.

He had been on his toes since morning. Towards the evening he felt a splitting headache surfacing.

As the clock ticked away, his headache worsened.

Unable to bear it, he stepped out of the shop leaving his staff to look after the sales.

He walked across the street to the Pharmacy to buy himself a painkiller to relieve his headache.

He swallowed the pill & felt relieved. He knew that in a few minutes he would feel better.

As he strolled out of the shop, he casually asked the salesgirl: “Where is Mr Gopalan, the Chemist? He’s not at the cash counter today”.

The girl replied: “Sir, Mr Gopalan had a splitting headache & said he was going across to your coffee shop. He said a cup of hot coffee would relieve him of his headache”.

The man’s mouth went dry & he mumbled: “Oh! I see”.

This is a typical case of looking outside ourselves for something that we have within us.

How strange, but true.!

The Chemist relieves his headache by drinking coffee & the coffee shop owner finds relief in a pain relieving pill.!

Similarly, many of us travel across the length & breadth of the universe & also visit several shrines & ashrams to find peace.

Eventually, we come to realize that real peace is within our own hearts.

Peace is essentially a state of mind..!

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